Given our current drought situation in Southern California, THIS was the best year to take out our front lawn and put in native, drought tolerant plants. // native drought tolerant plants for your yard, gardening, landscaping
Golden Japanese Forest Grass - I really cannot get over Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', zones 5 to My favorite is the variegated variety. I planted mine under a Japanese maple, and the contrast was genius and it has so much movement.
This is a great photo of what your hostas look like when just coming up. They can be quite the last thing to come back each spring so don't give up on them. This links to an article on: Dividing Hostas Like A Pro - How & When To Divide Your Hosta Plants